As you can see by the above picture, today I have a regal looking review sample on my hands. That's right, it's the king of all platypuses, the Enermax Platimax 1350W. This is currently the biggest in the line for us North American users, with two bigger models at 1500 watts and 1700 watts supposedly coming to those overseas rocking 230V power.
Hmm... our superior power only comes with a five year warranty. Might could be they would do well looking into extending that to seven years, if they really are serious about being superior.
Oh, lookie here. The box has some marketing on it. What a surprise. I'll just type some of it out here:
89PLUS ready! World's leading full modular cable PSU series with 89-94% efficiency @ 20-100% load. Compliant with 80PLUS® PLATINUM efficiency requirement. (EPM1200EWT / EPM1350EWT) -94%, eh? We'll have to see about that when I get the load testing going.
ErP Lot 6 ready! Help system to meet ErP lot 6 with high efficiency +5Vsb circuitry.* *With ErP Lot 6 enabled motherboard.
Full-Modular ready! Full modular cable design for easy customized use for various peripheral GPU settings. -Either it is or it is not fully modular. How can you be ready for something you already are by default? On a related note, my car is ready to have wheels and my bacon sandwich is ready for bacon.
C6 & Hybrid ready! Maximum compatibility with C6 & hybrid states of current and future CPU & GPU generations by ZERO LOAD design.
DXXI ready! 100% 6+2P (8P) PCI-E connector to support new generation DXXI graphic cards. -If I don't hear this power supply whistling Dixie, I'll be very disappointed.
EMC ready! Full-scale electromagnetic filtering protects your system against radiation interferences. -Just in case you visit Chernobyl, I guess.
Future ready! 12P modular design for possibly upcoming new CPU and GPU 10P and/or 12P connectors. -Uh... yeah. How many years have we seen this one now? The 10 and 12 pin CPU connectors are where, exactly? It's good that Enermax is looking to standardize their own modular connectors, but really... let's call it that instead of getting ready for future stuff that's not even on the radar yet. I mean, come on... the EPS12V connector has been more than enough for CPU technology for decades now. Motherboard makers just add another one if needed. Seriously, I have doubts we'd even see a change here within the lifetime of this power supply. But, I could be wrong.
SERVER ready! SSI PSDG support for latest Intel® Core™ Extreme/i7/i3, Xeon™ and AMD® Opteron™ and SLI® or CrossFireX™ and downward compatible with EPS12V v2.92, v2.8.
CordGuard Fixing the AC cord tightly to avoid accidental shutdowns of your PC. -Also known as something the server market has employed for years to keep the power cord from being yanked by accident.
HeatGuard Keeping PSU fan running for 30-60 seconds after shutdown to dissipate the remaining system heat and prolong system lifetime.
SafeGuard Industry-leading octuple protection circuitry of OCP, OVP, AC UVP, DC UVP, OPP, OTP, SCP & SIP. -Wait... it has SIP but not CHUG? I am very disappointed in you, Enermax. If SIP fails and leads to CHUG, this could mean BLOTTO and then COMA.
SpeedGuard Advanced fuzzy logic fan speed control for optimal cooling and minimum noise. (Patented)
100% 105°C Japanese electrolytic capacitors Highest components standards for maximum durability and stability.
Ultimate Technology Clean and efficient layout and classic finish with decent black deco frame, Platimax considers both the aesthetics and technology of the overall design.
Here's a look at the load table on the back, which lists four models: the two you can get in North America, and the two you can't (at least not currently). I'm getting this odd sensation though like I've seen that 1500W model before, only under another name.
It's interesting, though, because the 1500W model does appear in the 80 Plus website and has been cleared for Platinum as well. I got Gold out of the Lepa, but no more than that. That unit didn't even try to hit Platinum.
Also present on the back of the box is this here cable table. I'll have one of my own for you on the next page.
This is a pretty good idea. No lengths of stranded wire to heat up and clutter the design, just a few large metal plates.
I'll... uh... take their word for it.
Yeah, I still have no idea what I'm supposed to take away from this.
Oh, I know what we're dealing with now. It's the exact same design used in the Lepa G1600 and the Maxrevo 1500W. This is probably the most solid high powered platform out there right now. If those other two units are any indication, this unit should perform rather impressively in load testing.
This is a computer power supply. Not a blender. Just in case you were confused, and thought you were at a kitchen appliance review site or something like that.
Coming up next, a look at Enermax's new matching crock pot and fondue set.
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